Housing Partnership Workgroup

Archived Meeting: July Tenant Protections training with Oregon Law Center

During our first HPW online training, staff attorney Kelsey McCowan Heilman of Oregon Law Center explained recent tenant protection laws including the statewide COVID-19 eviction moratorium as well as Portland-specific screening and security deposit ordinances. Below is a recording of the event with captions in English.

To watch the section on COVID-19 Tenant protections, click here

To watch the section on the Portland Security Deposit Ordinance, click here

To watch the section on the Portland Tenant Screening Ordinance (FAIR Ordinance), click here

Presentation slides are available here

What is Housing Partnership Workgroup?

Working together as housing partners

Twice per year, housing providers and social service providers throughout Multnomah County meet to share resources and training opportunities at the Housing Partnership Workgroup (HPW), convened by Northwest Pilot Project and made possible through funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services.  With an average of 100 attendees per meeting, participants share housing opportunities, learn about resources, and collaborate to support long-term housing stability for low-income tenants.

Making connections

Affordable building owners and property management companies in our area regularly attend HPW to share resources and opportunities, including Central City Concern, REACH, Affinity, NW Housing Alternatives, and Income Property Management.

Social service agencies and government organizations in the region that address the needs of families with children, youth, adults, and seniors participate in this collaboration. These include Home Forward, Transition Projects, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Impact NW, YWCA, Human Solutions, JOIN, Luke-Dorf, Multnomah County ADVSD,  IRCO, Fair Housing Council of Oregon, Urban League, El Programa Hispano, and many more.

Trainings and resources

Presentation topics address areas of concern to housing and social service providers, including landlord-tenant law, how to make referrals to social service agencies, and emerging issues in housing policy. Speakers share expertise across a variety of housing topics to help attendees understand complex rules and systems and better provide services to populations with low incomes and experiencing homelessness or housing instability.


Contact Marisa Espinoza, Public Policy Coordinator at 503-478-6860 or marisae@nwpilotproject.org

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